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Asoka Priyadarsin
Index Author
Foreword  Opinion 
Preface  Prologue 
As A Youth  As A Monarch 
As A Warrior  As A Preacher 
As A Builder  As An Administror 
As A Father  As A Brother 
As A Teetotaller  As A Patron 
As A Pilgrim  Epilogue
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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A hermitage was built within the palace ground towards this end. For realising higher values, Vitasoka later went to Kukkutarma monastery, and lastly Videha ashram, where he obtained the rank of a monk. He went through all the ordeals with unusual forbearance, the Sangha imposed upon him and attained superhuman powers also.

He returned to the palace, a changed man physically and spiritually. As in the manner of a true monk, he wore yellow robes and cut his wants to the barest minimum. His astounding piety, simplicity and austerity found a hearty welcome in the palace and outside also.

On seeing Vitasoka in priestly robes, Asoka stepped down from his seat, ran across the hall, gathered him in his arms, hugged him tightly, lifted him high and honoured him with an unprecedented affection. It was an exhilarating experience and appeared like the union of Jeevathma with Paramatma. 

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